21 Center Street, San Rafael
Just Listed: $4,250,000
Absolute perfection and unparalleled craftsmanship are the hallmarks of this architecturally significant Victorian farmhouse located on a bucolic tree-lined street in the coveted Forbes neighborhood. Originally built in 1879, the gated residence and guest house/ADU were completed in the Fall of 2020 after an extensive “to the studs” renovation completed by True North Construction. Paying meticulous attention to detail and using the finest materials, finish work and design, the 4 bed/ 3.5 bath main house offers 11-foot ceilings, light filled rooms, multiple sets of French doors leading to the private gardens, crown moldings, and period details throughout. Designed for today’s discerning buyer, the home features magazine worthy spaces including a dreamy designer kitchen with breakfast area opening to the garden, incredible butler’s pantry, custom cabinetry, and designer appliances. The traditional floor plan features all 4 bedrooms with 3 baths upstairs, including an unforgettable primary bedroom suite. The 1 bedroom/1 bath guest house/legal ADU with kitchen is a jewel box and is perfect for guests, family, home office, or gym. A renovated, oversized two car garage with dual sided access including sliding barn doors affords space for gear, bikes, skies, surfboards, etc.
The lushly landscaped expansive 12,600 square foot double lot (with potential pool site),is a true sanctuary and is the perfect place for entertaining and relaxing. A 100-year-old Sequoia tree, a Copper Beech tree, a level lawn, fruit trees, jasmine, lilacs, roses, vegetable garden, and vibrunum are all found along the meandering pathways.
Just a short distance to Downtown San Rafael with its wonderful shops, restaurants, hiking and biking trails, and Marin Academy.
5 Bed 4.5 Bath (4 bed 3.5 bath in main house)
Detached 1 bed 1 bath ADU
3,605 sq ft combined main house and guest house/ADU
Sited on a 12,600 square foot double lot
Located in the Forbes neighborhood
Victorian farmhouse built in 1879
Complete renovation finished Fall 2020
Control 4 Smarthome: controls music, irrigation, heating, lighting for downstairs, lighting and speakers for outside
Theater by Audio Video Integration
Wrap around porch with and idyllic swing
11 ft high ceilings
Bosch appliances with 5 burner cooktop
Quartz countertops and marble backsplash in kitchen
Original Herringbone patterned Oak floors in kitchen; Oak floors on main level; Douglas Fir floors upstairs
Radiant heat in breakfast room, butler’s pantry, laundry and full baths
Gas fire place in the living room and gas fireplace with refurbished vintage wood mantle in dining room
Original handles and fixtures - replated and will patina over time (original brass)
Primary suite includes spacious dressing room/walk-in closet
Primary suite bath includes claw foot tub and custom dual vanity
Potential pool site
Expansive two car garage renovated by Garage System Solutions
Outdoor Swedish sauna
Beautiful landscaping throughout including a 100 year old Sequoia tree, a Copper Beech tree, hydrangeas, Japanese Maples, lilas, pink jasmine, roses, viburnum, and so much more.